RAPID + TCT 2019 Attendees Get Look at the New Metrology Grade 3D Scanning Laser Tracker from Hexagon

Hexagon Thought Leader and Speaker Covers their "3D in the D" Scanning Projects Coordinated by SME

20 May 2019
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announced today it will demonstrate the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 in North America at RAPID + TCT 2019, from May 21-23, at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI. The ATS600 is a new-to-market concept in metrology-grade laser trackers that can 3D scan a surface with metrological accuracy from a distance of up to 131.23 ft. without the need for targets, sprays, reflectors or probes. Ideal for large-scale projects, Hexagon specialists will show how difficult-to-reach surface features can be captured quickly and easily without the need for tracker repositioning. Surface areas that took hours in the past to manually scan can now be digitized in minutes. This groundbreaking product for industrial production and quality control can be seen in Hexagon's Booth #1265 during RAPID + TCT, North America's most influential Additive Manufacturing event. 

Hexagon also participated in the SME “3D in the D” Scanning event in Detroit, an exciting project that engaged technology leaders to scan of objects of interest in Detroit from landmark sculptures to historic buildings. One of Hexagon's projects was to scan a large tiger sculpture at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The nine tiger sculptures guarding the stadium have an average height of 12 ft at the shoulder, with the largest at 15 ft.  A video of the Tiger scan project and the resulting scan data from the ATS600 can be found HERE

“Hexagon’s involvement in SME’s ‘3D in the D’ scanning project showcases the cutting-edge ways they’re shaping smart changes in the manufacturing industry,” said Maria Conrado, senior event manger, RAPID + TCT Series, SME. “We’re proud to work with Hexagon in advancing and increasing the adoption of additive technology.”

Hexagon thought leader Joel Martin, Product Manager of the Laser Tracker product line, will present Laser Scanning from Macro to Micro: What to Use, Where and Why on Wednesday, May 22, at 2PM in the AM Technical Insights Forum track. He will detail the diverse landscape of scanning challenges to ultimately produce a 3D point cloud of the tiger sculpture. This informative session gives attendees a hands-on opportunity to address the larger question of “what scanning technology should I use and why?” 

In Martin's presentation, he will share his experiences covering a range of technologies used to scan items of varying size and detail from a modern-day production vehicle to the Michigan Central Station, a former, historic intercity passenger rail depot in Detroit. He will highlight why each scan was performed with the corresponding technology, and expand into other potential solutions that could have been utilized for the tasks at hand. This presentation is designed to shed light on why all these different scanning solutions exist, the when and why they should used, and the end result of each scanning technology.
About Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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